Google has kicked off a cloud price-cutting war with Amazon Web Services, which is a turn of events that doesn’t seem to bode well for small cloud providers that will have a hard time keeping up on price, features and scale.
Not all cloud infrastructure is the same, as David Mytton discovered when he started looking into Google Cloud. The service differs markedly from AWS and SoftLayer in these five key ways.
New service promises to help companies weigh which of the two giganti public clouds is most cost-efficient for a given workload.
Developers have been able to run Google Compute virtual machines for Hadoop jobs but it was a little bit of a process. In theory, the new Google Cloud Storage Connector for Hadoop, now in preview, means those developers won’t have to sweat the niceties of managing a cluster and file system and can just run their jobs, according to the Google Cloud Platform Blog.
Hadoop is popular and so is cloud computing, so it comes as no surprise that a battle would break out to establish the best place for running Hadoop. Lately, Google has been scoring some victories on the user side.
Google probably does need to become feature-competitive with AWS sooner rather than later, but that doesn’t mean it necessarily needs to match AWS tit for tat. Maybe being Google will actually pay off in the end.
By using simple APIs and a single IP address to serve traffic, Google Compute Engine claims it can now handle 1 million requests per second.
Cooladata has raised a $7.4 million series A round from Greylock IL and Carmel Ventures. The company has developed an interesting behavioral analytics service that’s powered by Google’s various cloud services.
Google cloud platform manager Greg DeMichillie was on our Structure Show podcast this week to defend Google’s position in the cloud computing market. He makes some fair points, but will they be enough to lure in developers and companies en masse?
Google has announced the availability of free load balancing for its Infrastructure-as-a-Service product and other new cloud features as it looks to rev up and challenge Amazon Web Services.